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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Book Review

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Read Kidzworlds review of Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, the first book of the exciting mystery series about a young and fearless detective named Sammy Keyes!

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Move over, Nancy Drew becuase there's a new detective in town! She's sassy, she's spunky - she's Sammy Keyes, the mystery-solver extraordinaire!

Eye Spy

Sammy Keyes is used to looking at life through a pair of binoculars. She lives with her grandma in a seniors complex that has a no-kids policy, so she can't exactly come and go as she pleases. When she comes home from school, her binoculars become her only connection to the world outside, but most afternoons prove to be pretty boring - until today. When she points her binoculars into the window of a hotel room across the street, she sees a thief stealing wads of cash from a woman's purse. The thing is, the thief looks really familiar, but what's worse, he just noticed Sammy spying on him!

One Tough Cookie

Sammy may only be 12 years old, but she's a smart sleuth. The dumb-witted cops don't seem to be in any hurry to solve the crime, so Sammy sets out to catch the thief on her own. But things slow down as she runs into problems along the way, like receiving threatening letters from the thief and getting suspended on her first day of school for punching out the popular mean girl! You see, Sammy's not going to let anyone - from the scary thief to the school bully - push her around and stop her from cracking this whodunit case!


The Bottom Line

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief keeps you on your toes because it's funny, fast-paced and easy to read. Check out the rest of the exciting mystery series of Sammy Keyes' books, including Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man, Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf and Sammy Keyes and the Psycho Kitty Queen! You'll want to start reading Sammy's next adventure as soon as you finish this one, and then you'll be hooked!

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Rating: 5


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